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Make Winter Exercise Easier

By December 12, 2012

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about planning for your winter success. With Official Winter just days away, now is a good time to check in with yourself to see just how things are going.

There's nothing we can do about the weather, but there are things we can do to make exercise a bit more tolerable this time of year. I offer several tips in my article, How to Make Winter Exercise Easier, but by far my two favorite tips are: put your clothes in the dryer and warm up inside before you head outside. It's so much easier to get out the door when you're already warm, isn't it?

What about you? How you make cold weather workouts more pleasant? Leave a comment and tell us how you get through cold winter exercise.

December 19, 2008 at 11:10 am
(1) catluver42 says:

Exercising in the Winter. Good Idea. Especially when I’ve already noticed I’m gaining. Yes, it is hard to get the motivation but just walking around and continuing to move is considered exercise and actually doing floor work or riding a stationary bike will warm you up or you can treat yourself to a nice bath or cup of tea when your done.

December 19, 2008 at 1:27 pm
(2) Sarah says:

I live in Southern California so I know I am lucky and get to exercise outdoors for most of the year. The other day though it was pouring rain and 35 degrees so I was not going outside to run. I did some jump-roping inside. I jump-roped for 2 minutes, then did some lunges, push-ups, and sit-ups and did the whole cycle again 5 times. It was a great 20 minute work-out that toned and got the heart-rate up as well as the temperature in my house!

I also do exercise DVDs. I find even when you are cold and tired you can do at least a little 20 minute routine.

December 19, 2008 at 8:24 pm
(3) Mike says:

Couldn’t you do Calisthetics(probable spelled wrong) if you cant leave your house? Its what I do when im either: recovering from a illness or when its completely uncomfortable outside.

December 20, 2008 at 9:03 pm
(4) Ted says:

I use a product called fit deck. 54 ways to torture yourself and all you need is …. Spirit ! produced by a former seal. I pick random cards for thirty minutes or until I fall over. http://www.fitdeck.com a real cool tool.

December 21, 2008 at 6:09 pm
(5) Michelle says:

Thanks Ted for the link. Those look like a good way to learn new exercises and NEVER to have a boring routine! I’m going to give them a look and see if they’d be right for me. I do a system myself with cards and depending on which one I pull is how many minutes I do of a particular thing (or some days I’ll shorten the deck to 1-6 and pull how many miles I’ll run- just not with the ice outside)!

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